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Gary Boyle-Holmes

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Helpppp!!!
Posted: Nov 28, 1998 8:45 AM
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I read the posting in the discussions and I find seeds of truth on
both sides. Yes, kids need to have a least some drill in order to
learn basic facts. Yes, kids need to have experience in dealing with
engaging problems that have multiple solution methods. Yes, I believe
that the current stream of the "math reform" movement is hobbling the
top 5 or 10 percent of our students. My question is how am I, a
practicing math teacher, supposed to put this all together. We've
searched for curriculum materials from every publisher we could think
of (including all of the NSF-funded programs) and found nothing that
we could whole-heartedly support. I've tried writing my own materials,
but I can't do an adequate job of that and teach as well. I wish some
of you geniuses out there would quit bickering and start hammering out
a comprehensive solution!





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